Changing the price-tags

A gang of thieves once came up with an idea for robbing a jewellery store without anyone being aware of it. They broke into the store but all they did was change the price tags on several items, switching low price tags to certain high value items and vice-versa. Then, next day, when the store opened for business, the thieves went in, singling out a junior member of the sales staff, who was less likely to notice anything was amiss, and made some seemingly legitimate purchases of inexpensive items that were really very valuable. It was several days before the owner of the shop realised what had happened.
That’s a good illustration of what’s happened in our world. Someone has switched the tags and fooled us into believing that temporary pleasures can satisfy the deep inner longings of our souls.

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